Current Announcements & Articles

College Application Fee Waiver Info

Click here to see which colleges waive application fees during all or part of the month of October.  



The PSAT/NMSQT  (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be given on Wednesday, October 11.  Click here for many important details.  Click here for a link to the PSAT website.  This applies only to 10th and 11th grade students.  Deadline to register:  Sept. 22. 


Experience Minnesota: An Open House for Multicultural Students

Held at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Click the link above for details and to register.

  • Enjoy student and group performances from campus and Twin Cities community cultural groups.
  • Attend sessions to discover more about academic interests, financial aid and scholarships, and how to apply to the University of Minnesota.
  • Explore and learn more about student cultural centers such as the:
    • American Indian Student Cultural Center
    • Asian American Student Union 
    • Black Student Union
    • La Raza Student Cultural Center
  • Tour our historic Big Ten campus in the heart of the Twin Cities.
  • Meet current U of M students and hear about their experiences.


Top 10 Social Issues for Teens in 2017


13 Reasons Why: Talking Points

"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional Netflix show that many young people are currently viewing or have viewed.  This is NOT recommended viewing.  Many flaws exist in this depiction of a fictional character's movement toward, and completion of, a suicide.  Please read these talking points for a sound, productive and accurate representation of facts that surround mental illness and suicide.  


Know the Truth Chemical Health Presentation

View this outstanding video of the evening presentation in its entirety here.  (Held Monday, Feb. 6 at NPHS)


Advice for Parents on Social Media Apps

Click here for eye-opening info on all those apps out there!


Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night (Nov. 10, 2016)?

Click  here to view a video of the junior evening to view the sophomore presentation. 


Great info for parents of adolescents!

Click here for "Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development" and here for "5 Basics of Parenting Teens." 


Looking for ACT test prep?  

See your counselor for login information to our free online test prep resources:  MCIS & Naviance.  Click here for our ACT test prep page & links.


Soft Skills Critical for New Grads

Click here to see what employers are looking for in potential employees.


Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs

Click here for this insightful article.


Private Colleges: (FAQ's)  

Article: click here


The Silicon Valley Suicides

Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto.  Click here.


Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips 

Click here to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought! 


Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

Click here for Minnesota Public Radio's series on opioid addiction.


Resilience in Youth

Click here for this article from Psychology Today. 


Private Colleges More Accessible Than You May Think

You may be surprised at the percent of low income families that receive financial aid at private colleges.  The short article here clarifies how accessible a private college education can be.


Private College Value and Cost Myths

Two college presidents sound off on the value of a liberal arts education here.   


E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana

Click here for article.